Goosey Goosey Gander – my latest animal obsession

The shape and attitude of geese appeals to me. They seem very feisty and make good guard dogs and I love their plump and curvaceous lines plus the pure white feathers. They smack of the magical and the fairytale which is right up my street. My first original goose gouache. 7×10 inches on hot pressed high white paper 140lbs by Saunders Waterford – unstretched So … Continue reading Goosey Goosey Gander – my latest animal obsession

Unexpected Visitors – fairytale drawings

Inspired by a very old and wide knarled tree with a door that I photographed back in the summer this drawing has geese coming around to visit their friend who lives in the tree. 11×8 inch drawing of an old tree with geese Trouble is, she wasn’t expecting them and has nothing in to give them – hence the slightly perplexed look on her face.I … Continue reading Unexpected Visitors – fairytale drawings

Art Demo – Watercolour Fly Agaric Mushrooms

Now I am really hooked – been drawing more mushrooms this morning and painting their fragile, pulpy yet paper fibrous stalks – love them – so tactile and cute. I love their random nobbliness and charm – carefree and child-like.                 Here’s how I did them.                 Paper is Arches Hot … Continue reading Art Demo – Watercolour Fly Agaric Mushrooms

Away with the Fairies

There is something very attractive about Fly Agaric mushrooms to me. Perhaps it is their association with fairy-tales and magic that appeals to my inner child. I suddenly had the urge to paint one a few days ago and so I scoured the internet for images and began sketching my own impression. I did a single one first so that I could study its form … Continue reading Away with the Fairies